Dysarthria is a type of communication disorder, often caused by brain injury or stroke, that result in problems in the muscles used for speaking, including the lips, tongue, throat, vocal cords and diaphragm. What is a common reaction to those living with dysarthria? “I Don’t Understand You.”
Aphasia is one of the most significant and common conditions caused by stroke or brain injury. Over 2 million people in the United States are currently affected by aphasia, but few outside the clinical world know what it is. In fact, given its prevalence, most people have encountered someone with aphasia but just don't know it by name.
Often when people suffer from any type of communication disorder, conversation and social connections disappear. Read today’s blog to find out about some tips to make conversing with friends and loved ones who have communication disorders easier for all involved!
We evaluated online resources for people with aphasia and their caregivers, and think we've come up with the some of the most helpful. Follow the links below to find information on treatment, research, therapy options, clinical trials, caregiver tips and more.
Primary Progressive Aphasia is a little known, often confused, and frequently missed diagnosis. What is it? What goes into the diagnosis? How can we harness the brain to compensate for it? Read on as we explain the symptoms, known causes, and how language tasks can help.
There are many more people than we realize living every day with some kind of brain injury, from mild to severe. Sometimes you can't tell from the outside; but rest assured, their lives have changed drastically, and they are working very hard to function in our incredibly complex world.
Communicating your thoughts to others can be hard for anyone – but imagine adding Aphasia (loss of language, not intellect) on top of challenges of communication. How do I say what I feel and think without offending someone? How do I get you to understand my point?
Language is a complicated system – yet we often don’t think about the components of language until one of them runs amuck. Today’s post discusses the various aspects of language - specifically, oral language, or how we speak and understand spoken language - and which Constant Therapy tasks can help you to overcome individual difficulties.
“Language Disorder” is a term that encompasses many difficulties with spoken and/or written language; but given the somewhat wide range of the term, it can be a little overwhelming to understand and define. In today’s blog post we’ll expand on the term, and give a little overview of the organization of language in general!